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Child abduction returns trumped by asylum claims

Date:25 SEP 2017
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David Hodson Marianna Michaelides and Lauren Bovington
The International Family Law Group LLP

What happens when a parent who has abducted a child to this country and would be ordered to return the child immediately under the 1980 Hague Convention claims asylum for themself and the child? Which takes precedence? The English High Court has just dealt with this issue.

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For years now the growing international movement of children has resulted in many cases of relocation abduction and wardship. Nevertheless until recently the interplay between asylum and the wrongful removal or retention of children had not been considered. The problem is the...

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